6th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

MSSST services in sports, education and healthcare acclaimed

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information, Public Relations and Culture Secretary Tahir Hassan has said that the Malik Saad Shaheed Sports Trust (MSSST) is delicately serving the nation in the fields of sports, health and education and is encouraging the youth to bring social peace in difficult circumstances.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/05/national/mssst-services-in-sports-education-and-healthcare-lauded/

Education budget expected to be reduced

Although efforts are being made by the elementary and secondary education department to increase the FY 2016-17 budgets, the total outlay is expected to be reduced. It is just one-tenth of the amount demanded by the department. The finance department is expected to allocate Rs101 billion for education – in 2015-16 the amount was Rs104 billion.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116902/education-budget-education-budget-expected-reduced/


Pukhtuns protest against the KP Textbook Board

An Akbar-era Pashto warrior of the Yousafzai tribe, Kalu Khan, has been portrayed as a dacoit in the class ninth English textbook of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board, leading to an outcry by locals and historians of the province. Some historians say that Malak Kalu Khan had challenged the authority of Mughal Emperor Akbar, when he incinerated the standing crops of Pashtun tribes in Swabi and Mardan and gained a mythic reputation due to his acts.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/04-Jun-2016/pakhtuns-protest-against-kp-textbook-board


Revolution can be brought through research

Professor Fayaz Ali said that research is the compulsory portion of education students can bring revolutionary changes through research. In early times there were old methods of studies in which students need to work hard.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-06-06/page-2  


Technical Education plays a key role in country’s economy

Chairman of TEVTA Arshad Ali said that technical education is a backbone of country’s Economy this is the reason of developed states they promote technical education in their country.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2016-06-04/page-8/detail-10




Interference in education sector will not be tolerated

A session was held by Baloch students front I which members of organization said that no compromise will make if any interference occurs in education matters. Some people are against evening session in poly technical college.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-06-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


On time guidance to students is beneficial for their future

Balochistan Institute of IT and Management Sciences Loralai has organized two days’ training workshop in which different sessions were arranged for counseling of students in which basic aim is to understands hidden skills of new generations.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103554376&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160604 




No incentives: Teachers have rejected the budget

The Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA) has rejected the budget 2016-2017, regarding it devoid of any incentives, completely unrealistic and without any redressed of issues and economic problems of the teachers. The FGCTA said that just 10 per cent increase in their basic pays was nothing more than an eye-wash.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116994/no-incentives-teachers-reject-budget/


Universities fail to take action against plagiarists

The Islamabad High Court (IHC)’s decision dismissing the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Chief Executive Officer Haroon Rashid’s plea against the Higher Education Commission, has again stirred up the debate as to who will punish those accused of plagiarism.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116995/universities-fail-take-action-plagiarists/


President for planning education system to prepare youth for facing challenges

President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday stressed the need for education systems that can prepare the new generation to effectively address the challenges of contemporary world. “Responsible nations take a mindful and refined approach in upbringing of their children, and guide them towards the right direction,” the President said in his address at the 31st award- distribution ceremony of Federal Board of Education and Secondary Education (FBISE), here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. President Mamnoon said it was the joint responsibility of the State, teachers and parents to devise an educational system in line with the national objectives.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/04/president-for-devising-education-system-to-prepare-youth-to-meet-challenges/


HEC delegate visits French Senate

The delegate from the Higher Education Commission visited the French Senate which was led by the chairman of HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed. Senator Cartern received the delegate.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-04&edition=ISL&id=2404430_56388919


Govt allocates Rs. 2.22061 billion for education development in capital

The government has allocated Rs 2.22061 billion for the Federal Education and Professional Training Division for the Fiscal Year 2016-17 in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP). According to the PSDP release on Friday, an amount of Rs 725.220 million has been allocated for the new schemes, while Rs 1495.841 million would be spent on the Federal Education and Professional Training Division’s ongoing schemes.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/04/city/islamabad/govt-allocates-rs-222-061-mln-for-education-in-capital/



Rs 21.487 billion earmarked for higher education

The government has allocated Rs 21.487 billion for the Higher Education Commission for the fiscal year 2016-17 in the Public Sector Development Programme. According to budgetary document released here on Friday, a total amount of Rs 5.4261 billion has been earmarked for the new schemes of the HEC, while Rs 16.060 billion would be spent on the ongoing schemes.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/04-Jun-16/rs-21487-bn-earmarked-for-higher-education


Rs 84.2b for education & 12.4b for health

The federal government has allocated Rs 84.195 billion for education and Rs 12.4 billion for health sector out of the total budget outlay of Rs 4894.9 billion for the next fiscal year 2016-17. The federal education budget is Rs 76 million less than that allocated last fiscal year for this sector. According to the budget document presented in the National Assembly by Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar yesterday, the government has set aside Rs 21.5 billion for Higher Education Commission projects.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/04-Jun-2016/rs84-2b-for-education-rs12-4b-for-health


79.5 billion rupees allocated for HEC

For promoting higher education 11% is increased in HEC budget. 79.5 billion rupees have been allocated for education out of which 58 trillion rupees will spend on current expenses and 21.5 billion will be spent on 122 development projects.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-04-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=1524.gif



Status-quo: Pot of cash for education largely unchanged

The government has allocated Rs108.9 billion for education in the new fiscal year which is even marginally less than the Rs109.03 billion allocation of the outgoing fiscal year. The government has allocated Rs84.1 billion for current expenditures and Rs24.7 billion for development expenditures. The Rs108 billion includes allocation for federal education ministry and higher education in the country.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1115980/status-quo-pot-cash-education-largely-unchanged/


Government raises the prices but prioritized health and education

Former Governor Ch. Mohammad Sarwar rejected the budget 2016-2017 and said that this budget is not for poor’s because Government raises the prices of everything. Government gives the priority to health and education in this budget.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-04-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_01.gif


FBR proposes incentives for educational expenses

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) proposed incentives for educational expenses in the Finance Bill 2016-17. Under Section 64 AB, deductible allowance for education expenses (1) every individual shall be entitled to a deductible allowance in respect of tuition fee paid by the individual in a tax year provided that the taxable income of the individual is less than one million rupees.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125349-FBR-proposes-incentives-for-educational-expenses


Girls are just 13 when they start thinking about going to University because they mature faster

The gender gap trend in students number starts as young as 13 when girls are more likely than boys to believe that going to University is important, research revealed today. Just 36 percent of boys enter higher education compared with 46 percent of girls and researchers found that even when pupils are 13 or 14, girls had more positive attitudes towards University.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/infotainment/05-Jun-16/girls-are-just-13-when-they-start-thinking-about-going-to-university-because-they-mature-faster


Pakistan-France to enhance cooperation in higher education & research

Pakistan and France on Friday are agreed for further strengthening of cooperation in higher education and research. It was decided during a visit of a delegation of Higher Education Commission (HEC) led by Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC to the Senate of France in Paris. The delegation was received by Senator Francoise Cartron who is also the Mayor of Artigues-prŠs-Bordeaux and Vice-President of the Aquitaine Regional Council. She was accompanied by Senator Pascal Allizard.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/03-Jun-16/pakistan-france-to-enhance-cooperation-in-higher-education-research


Bhara Kahu without a Degree College for women for last 11 years

The urban areas of Islamabad have many government colleges for female population, but ironically, there is no such facility in Bhara Kahu, the capital’s biggest rural area inhabited by around 0.3 million people.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/06/city/islamabad/bhara-kahu-without-a-degree-college-for-women-for-11-years/




Next five years: WB approved $300m of loan for boosting Punjab education

The World Bank has approved a $300 million-loan for Punjab to improve school participation, completion, and teaching-learning practices over the next five years amid concerns over low outcomes, it was learnt on Saturday. The board of directors of the lending agency approved the loan, under the third Punjab Education Sector Reforms programme, which will particularly focus on low-performing districts of the province. The World Bank has linked disbursements with results.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-05-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=613.gif






Government is working for the education development

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed has said that Punjab Government is working development in education department as they are arranging different sports literature competitions.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103554848&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160604


Final year projects displayed

20 projects of the final year students of University of Central Punjab were displayed. 80 students participated in the exhibition. Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council Javaid Saleem Qureshi was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-04&edition=LHR&id=2405512_85275113


High Schools to be promoted to Higher Secondary

The High Schools under Workers’ Welfare Board would be promoted to the status of Higher Secondary Schools. The announcement was made by Provincial Minister for human resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-04&edition=LHR&id=2405523_31799308


Teachers union seeks ban on transfer of schools to PEF

School teachers affiliated with a faction of the Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU) continued their protest against what they said was privatisation of public schools on the third consecutive day at Charing Cross on The Mall on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116985/teachers-union-seeks-ban-transfer-schools-pef/



Punjab Universities to be ignored in the budget

The Universities in Punjab have been ignored in the budget. The amount for research is almost nothing. Punjab universities receive only 11.24 percent of the funds for 6 projects out of 39 projects of Higher Education Commission.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-05&edition=LHR&id=2407406_40071168


Rs9b UAF budget approved

The Finance and Planning Committee of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad on Saturday approved Rs9, 109 million budgets for the university budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The 73rd meeting of the committee was chaired by Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan. Treasurer Umer Saeed Qadri presented the budget.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116385/rs9b-uaf-budget-approved/


Stay order against PPLA elections

The teachers union has showed their non-allegiance from the stay order issued against the elections of the Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association. The joint decision of non-allegiance was made in the meeting of the provincial chapter of the teachers union.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-05&edition=LHR&id=2407410_23561533


Workshop in FJWU concludes

The five day workshop in Fatima Jinnah Women University has concluded. The workshop was organized by Punjab Higher Education Commission. More than thirty faculty members of the university participated in the workshop.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-04&edition=ISL&id=2404157_21273903


Crackdown against the schools from today

The government has announced to start the crackdown against the schools that have not closed for the summer vacations despite the orders from the government and the education department. The schools would be sealed and the registration may also be cancelled.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-06&edition=ISL&id=2408621_58170565


Welcome Ramadan Ceremony at Punjab College

A ceremony was held at Punjab College Cantt Campus in order to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. The Chief Guest was the Director Punjab Group of Colleges, Chaudhry Muhammad Akram.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-06&edition=ISL&id=2408625_39153066


Insufficient education budget for school and colleges

General Secretary of Federation of All Pakistan Academic Staff Association Dr. Mehboob Hussain has said this budget will not be considered friendly unless Government allocates 4% of GDP to education sector.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-04-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_03.gif 


Record funds for education

Minister of Labor and force Raja Ishfaq Sarwar has said Government is giving priority to education sector and allocated record funds to education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-05-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=44.gif


Public schools for children of Police

In Capital Province decision has been made for building ‘Police Public School’ for the kids of employees in Police Department. According to details two such schools will be built.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103555129&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160604 


Movement against decrease in educational budget

General President of student’s movement has said that a movement will lead against decrease in educational budget; educational budget 2016-2017 decreased by 76 Million rupees instead of increased up to 4%.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103557736&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160605


Convocation of Fatima Memorial System of Health and Sciences

Fatima Memorial School of Health and Sciences organized their Annual Convocation. 90 Medical, 27 Dental, 86 allied Health sciences graduates get their degrees.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103557732&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160605


Education and health sectors ignored in the budget

Member of Tehreek-e- Insaaf Umer Kaisana has said that Government should increase budget of education and health instead of building Metro Projects. Provincial budget not only increase the prices of general goods but also ignored health and education sectors.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/06-Jun-2016/393360


PSF rally demands the restoration of student unions

Members of Peoples’ Students Federation Sunday staged a motorcycle rally to demand restoration of students’ unions. The rally was led by Nadim Asghar Kaira, member organising committee PPP, Punjab and was attended by a large number of PSF members. It started from Punjab PPP office at Model Town and concluded in front of the Governor’s House. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125556-PSF-rally-demands-restoration-of-student-unions


CM takes notice of student’s murder

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice against the murder of a class seven student after alleged abuse in Kahna and sought a report from the police. The CM has directed that criminals involved in the incident should immediately be arrested and action taken under the law and justice provided to the affected family at all costs. He expressed sympathies and condolences with the bereaved family.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125561-CM-takes-notice-of-students-murder


Rs1.73 trillion Punjab budget to be unveiled on 10th

Over Rs 363 billion will be allocated for development, Rs 130 billion for education, Rs 870 billion for non-development expenditure, Rs 18 billion for the power sector, Rs 125 for the social sector and Rs 44 billion for the services sector.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/business/04-Jun-2016/rs1-73-trillion-punjab-budget-to-be-unveiled-on-10th


GCU awards over Rs12m Scholarships to 348 students

Government College University Endowment Fund Trust (GCUEFT) awarded scholarships worth Rs 12.29 million to the university's 348 financially-challenged students at the Annual Scholarship Distribution and Fundraising Dinner, 2016, at the University's Bukhari Auditorium. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125346-GCU-awards-over-Rs12m-scholarships-to-348-students


Role of Deeni Madrasas in education and training of children

Leader of Muslim League Noon Arshad Mehmood Qureshi said that deeni madrasas are the foundation of Islam and they play important part in educating a kid.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-06-06/page-2


Punjab: Teachers continued their protest against the privatization of schools

Punjab Teacher’s Union continued their protest on second day against the privatization of schools and policies against teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-05/page-8/detail-40


Every possible step is taken for the students bright future

Prime Minister Punjab is taking every possible step for providing a bright future to students as their future is connected with the future of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-06-05/page-2




High quality of training to youngsters

Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmed of National Vocational and Technical training commission has said that the quality of training to youngsters must be kept high only then they can get jobs in market.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-04-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif


Summer holidays in Mehran University

According to the announcement by registrar of Mehran University, summer holidays are starting from 4th June, 2016 and University will reopen on 11th July.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-04-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_05.gif  


Admission test in Mehran University

Entry test for admission of MS and PHD in USAID research center for advanced studies in water in Mehran University will conduct on 5thJune, 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103554642&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160604 


Team of twelve members departs on study tour

A twelve member team of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University has departed on a study tour to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai. The study tour would be of two weeks. Chairman of the department of Computer Science will meet the heads of different universities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-04&edition=KCH&id=2404522_12310120


Plantation drive in KU

The students and the faculty members of Karachi University took part in the plantation drive initiated by the local government bodies. The local authorities have provided 1000 plants to the university. 100 plants were planted today.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-04&edition=KCH&id=2404531_94301056


The business of education

Educational institutions in Sindh, especially in rural areas, are offering everything but education. In a culture where getting good grades depends on the amount of money one can offer to officials sitting at examination boards and where cheating is a norm, one cannot expect revolution. The syllabus are outdated and teachers untrained and incapable of teaching students on modern lines, etc.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125139-The-business-of-education


Good institutions are necessary for the Youth

The president of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Professor Dr. Zubair Sheikh has stated that quality institutions are necessary for the youth. He was addressing the ceremony of the Allied School.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-04&edition=KCH&id=2404542_74913156


Vigilance team visits different centers

The vigilance team of the higher secondary education board visited different examination centers during the intermediate examinations. Chairman Inter Board Muhammad Akhtar Ghauri is the head of the vigilance team.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-05&edition=KCH&id=2406474_30085226


Date extended for Exams registration form

The deadline for the submission of examination form for MA and double MA private has been extended. The announcement was made by the controller examinations Karachi University. The date has been extended till 17th June.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-06&edition=KCH&id=2407959_99872229


Deficiency of basic resources in Hyderabad schools

According to District Education ranking 2016, Hyderabad is on 77th position according to primary education. There are 180 schools in the district which are functioning only in one room. According to School infrastructure Hyderabad also come down by 1%.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103556282&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160605


Improving quality: Training workshop concludes at SALU

The eighth Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT) workshop for non-teaching staff of the University on Modern University Governance concluded at Shah Abdul Latif University (Salu), Khairpur. The workshop was organised by the department of teacher education in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. Professor Dr Noor Ahmed Shaikh, pro-vice-chancellor of Salu’s main campus, presided over the concluding session. Dr Shaikh said that he was optimistic that this workshop will enhance the capacity building of the staff and it is vital in the promotion of an efficient working environment.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1115792/improving-quality-training-workshop-concludes-salu/


Technical Education in Sindh

There are fifty thousand students getting diploma in Sindh, there are 251 technical colleges in different districts of Sindh.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-06-05/page-2 


Education dept. to get additional Rs3b in ADP

The allocation for the education and literacy department in the Annual Development Programme (ADP) 2016-17 will be increased by Rs3 billion for the upcoming fiscal year, with Rs13 billion allocated for various ongoing and new schemes.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116918/education-dept-get-additional-rs3b-adp/


Teach through example: educationist

What a teacher says and does is the real curriculum. It is not something fixed but a vibrant reality that occurs every day. For example, if teacher preaches punctuality to students and comes late for her class herself that is also curriculum. Education in our set-up has all along been considered a privilege of the rich and the elite and not a commodity for the poor. This distorted outlook has been responsible for our stunted Socio-economic scenario.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1115782/teach-example-educationist/



Corruption damages the performance of govt schools in Sindh

More budgetary funds are needed to cater the needs of children and the government should focus to improve the performance of schools in rural areas, said Nazra Jahan, Executive Director Foundation for Research and Human Development (FRHD). Corruption in school management committee funds was a major curse responsible for poor state of government-run schools in Sindh province, he added.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/03/city/karachi/corruption-mars-performance-of-govt-schools-in-sindh/




A violation of law

The stereotypical roles assigned to women require the immediate attention of states parties, including Pakistan, as they are required to “take all appropriate measures” to modify the same, as per Article 5 of the convention. Similarly, Article 10(c) of the convention specifically requires that Pakistan take all appropriate measures to eliminate “any stereotyped concept of the roles of men and women at all levels and in all forms of education by encouraging coeducation and other types of education”, which is plainly opposed by the CII’s proposed draft.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125147-A-violation-of-law


Education: engine of development By Shaukat M Zafar

As narrated by Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA), The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said “The Hour (The Day of Judgment) will not be established until knowledge will be taken away, earthquakes will be very frequent, time will pass quickly, afflictions will appear, murders will increase and money will overflow against you”. (Hadith No.1 Vol.I) Education has always been the engine of human progress and development.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/04/education-engine-of-development/


A depressing tale

The saddest part of the story, however, is that once again another fiscal year is ending with the performance of the social sectors remaining as listless as ever. Like in past years, these sectors, especially education and health, suffered not only from relatively inadequate funding but also from being relegated almost to the bottom on the list of priorities. Without affordable access to education, health cover, transportation and housing, it is impossible to lift those living under the poverty line — estimated by the World Bank to be half the population — out of their miserable existence. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1116847/a-depressing-tale/


The abysmal state of education  

In protest to proposed privatisation of public schools in Punjab along with demanding for improvement in the service structure of schoolteachers, a group from the Punjab Teacher’s Union (PTU) held a sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly on Saturday. No government official came out to visit the site of the demonstrations since it was held that the ‘just’ demands of the PTU had already been agreed upon previously. As sit-ins have become a de rigueur way of demonstrating in the recent past, largely due to the politics of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, it would be churlish to deny that their frequency have made them a banal affair.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/06-Jun-16/the-abysmal-state-of-education


A few good men By Hajra Mumtaz

There is a man I know who has worked for most of his life as a chowkidar in Karachi. Now in his 50's, he was born in a village in interior Sindh to a peasant who died in poverty. He never received an education, but has taught himself to read Sindhi to the extent that he can scan the newspaper, which he does religiously.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263012/a-few-good-men


Education Watch By Kashif Abbasi

Though the federal government has been spending a huge amount of money on renovating government schools, it is yet to task the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) with constructing schools in new sectors and housing societies.

Complete Story:  http://www.dawn.com/news/1262457


Letters to the Editor


We need more educators 

As we all know that school’s fee is increasing every year. Parents are having a difficult time in paying the exorbitant dues to send their children to school. Education is also becoming a luxury available to the elites only. Most people are backing away from education because they can’t afford it. In Pakistan, one finds a lot of individuals who have not completed their studies or could not even start it. We see teenagers working in small shops or driving rickshaws because they couldn’t continue due to the exorbitant tuition fee. Sometimes even kids are working, and their parents aren’t sending them to school since they need money more than their children’s education. But some teenagers work and study at the same time so that they can afford their education.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/04-Jun-16/we-need-more-educators


Gender discrimination

The gender discrimination is another very important factor in the decline of Pakistan as male are being given priority over females in this country, where females are more in number. Education for women and girls is a human right, enshrined in international law, but 796 adults are illiterate and two third of them are women.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/04/gender-discrimination-3/


Neglected sectors

This refers to the article, ‘The budget design’ (June 2) by Dr Akmal Hussain. The writer has pointed out that the public expenditure on health and education is merely 0.92 percent and 1.2 percent of GDP, respectively. These two sectors are still last on the priority list of successive governments.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125592-Neglected-sectors


The Singapore model

This refers to the article, ‘The highs and lows of higher education’ (June 1) by Dr Atta-ur-Rehman. The writer has suggested A-Level as minimum qualification to become a teacher in Pakistan as is followed in Singapore. He has turned his eyes away from some bitter realities in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125591-The-Singapore-model


Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


3 Degree Colleges will be set up in Charsadda


Peshawar: The Senior Minister for Irrigation and Social Welfare, Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao said that KPK has been facing terrorism and extremism for many years due to which our Pakhtun Society has been affected a lot but our full concentration and focus is to make the society prosperous and peaceful .He shared his views during inauguration of roads in Charsadda PK-20 .He further said that due to educational needs, 3 more degree colleges will be set in Charsadda.


Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Steps are being taken for the betterment of schools in Kabal Area


Mingora: Tehsil Nazim Haji Rehmat Ali said that we are taking steps for the betterment of schools in Kabal Area .Teachers also pays attention to student’s mental training. He further said that we are aware of the teachers’ problems and will try to resolve them as soon as possible. He addressed this in a ceremony of Primary school and also provided fans and cash for betterment the school and also distributed trophies among students for showing best performance.


Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3




Shangla teachers are threatened for protesting


Alpuri: Shangla Teachers Organization condemns the act of Assembly Member Abdul Manam, who is blackmailing and creating false news against the District Education Officer. They said that if he won’t stop doing this then teachers will record protest against him. All the teachers agreed on protest and criticize MPA for doing such cheap things.


Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5


High Scale of Instructor must be reinstated: Imran Khan


Peshawar: High Scale Instructor of Technical Education Department has demanded from CM KP Pervaiz Khattak to reinstate him soon, otherwise protest will be recorded in front of Provincial Assembly. High Scale Instructor Association President Imran Khan, General Secretary Irfanullah, Muhammad Imran and others said that Former Minister of technical Education has appointed 120 High Scale instructors on contract who started all the workshops once again.


Complete Story:   http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page02.aspx


Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3


Budget 2015-16: Teachers demands for increase in salaries


Peshawar: Teachers Organization (Tanzeem-e-Asatiza) demanded for increase in their salaries and restoring teacher Son Quota in Budget and said that government should do these two things to remove teacher’s anxiety. In this regard, a meeting held in Press Club yesterday in which various teachers leaders were present. They also demanded special allowance for Grade 16 teachers; One step up gradation for Grade 16 to 22 teachers and increase in charge allowance and re-posting of physical teachers.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103556867&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160605 


Secondary School teachers protest against the nonpayment of compensatory allowance


Peshawar: The Secondary School Teachers hold a protest demonstration in front of Peshawar Press Club against the nonpayment of compensatory allowance and non-given permanent cadre to the teacher.


Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.1


Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3


KP Finance Minister hints to focus on Technical Education’s Budget


Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Finance Minister Muzaffar Advocate said that teachers' community would also receive special incentives like other segments of society in the forthcoming budget. Talking to delegations of teachers, he said sufficient funds are being allocated both for conventional and technical education in the budget and hence teachers must motivate children for education in trade and skills, adding there was big demand of the hardworking labors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in western and gulf countries.


Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3


DEO not present for last few weeks; office work collapsing


Swabi: The District Education Officer (Female) has been absent from her duties for the last few weeks due to which the office work has totally collapsed. The school staff and office employees are facing lot of problems. They demanded from the Ministry of Education and relevant officials to take notice and take steps for problem solution.


Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2  


Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3


High Court to take notice against the dishonesty of Nowshera Education Board


Pabbi: The High Court Chief Justice must take notice against Nowshera education board and MPA for not fulfilling their promise. They have promised to appoint 2 Class Four employees, but now they have appointed their favorite People. These views were expressed by Mr. Muhammad Ayaz. He said that we have provided education Board our two canal land on this basis that they will appoint our People as class four employees.


Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Unpaid ad-hoc lecturers continue sit-in Camp


The sit-in camp of ad-hoc lecturers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa outside the Peshawar Press Club for regularization of their services and release of salaries entered 25th day. Ad-hoc Lecturers’ Association President Afsar Khan and General Secretary Saifullah are leading the protest camp. The salaries of 213 male and female lecturers working on ad-hoc basis in different colleges of FATA have been stopped since September 2015.


Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.1


Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2


Irregularities in government girl’s primary school


Buner: Union Council Shah Muhammad Khan revealed that a government teacher & Guard have been appointed on the salary of 7500 instead of deserving people. He said that he has informed the education department but according to them there is no such thing like that. Nazim Shah Muhammad also put blame on them that they didn’t even visit the school.


Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.4




Sibi-Teacher’s absenteeism will not be tolerated in any case: Pashtoonkhwa SO


District Sibi: The District Secretary Pashtoonkhwa Student organization, Mr. Jalal Khan along with others said that teacher’s absenteeism in Girls & Boys schools/colleges will not be tolerated. Educational principles will not be compromised at any cost. They said ghost and absent teachers are enemy of the nation and are loss of public treasury.


Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 3


Increase in budget and educational emergency claims proved to be false: TAC


District Quetta: Baloch Student Action Committee spokesperson said that Balochistan Educational institutions are still deprived in Educational facilities like lecturers’ scarcity and deprivation of basic facilities. Dalbandin Degree College is closed from previous one year due to deprivation of lecturers & professors. Students are worried about hostel facilities and worries about career persuasion. Baloch Student Action Committee demanded to resolve Educational issues in Balochistan.


Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6


Toheedabad children’s are deprived of Education: BSO Naal


Naal: BSO Naal spokesperson stated that children are deprived of basic facilities and Education in Toheedabad Garisha. He said that future of children is deliberately destroyed by planned strategy. Education & health facilities should be provided to Toheedabad Garisha.


Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 2


Betterment would be witnessed in education through teacher’s training: Farida Malik Umrani


District Khuzdar: District Education Officer female Madam Farida Malik said that for the betterment of education a change in curriculum & teacher’s training is necessary with time to time. She said training sessions are pretty necessary for students and teachers growth. She advised to establish more training centers for Educational development and teacher’s intellect growth.


Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=astad.jpg


No compromise over the education standard: Abdul Saboor Kakar


District Quetta: The Provincial Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said that no compromise will be made over the Educational standard. He visited suddenly Qilli Ismail High school and inspected the classes and asked question from students. He said negligence will not be tolerated and actions will be taken.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=110355116&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160606


Notice should be taken against teaching of non curricular books in schools: Hafiz Asghar Hurairi


District Quetta: The Provincial Convener JTI Nazriyati Mr. Hafiz Asghar Hurairi along with other members said in joint statement that non-curricular books are being taught in different schools of Quetta due to which extremism and sectarianism is propgating among people. JTI Nazriyati demanded from Education department and Provincial Government to take notice of teaching non curricular books in schools of Quetta.


Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=aschol.jpg


Action will be taken against the absent teachers: DDO Chalton town


District Quetta: The Deputy District Education Officer Calton town Mr. Gul Muhammad Kakar visited primary school Muslimabad, Akhtarabad, Hazarganji & others and deducted one day salary of absent teachers and said absent & ghost teachers will not be tolerated any more. He advised school principals to keep open & close schools on timings.


Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3


Educational emergency is limited up to statements: Ameer Muhammad


District Loralai: The President Senior Educational staff Association, Mr. Ameer Muhammad along with other cabinet members said that rulers of time and Educational officials have kept Educational emergency to the statements and dragging education department towards swamp. Senior administrative posts are governed by junior officials and promotion cases are in halt which are the prime causes of educational deprivation in Balochistan.


Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 8


Girls/Boys Middle & High schools should be constructed in District Sherani: Abdul Rehman Harifal


District Sherani: A Social activist Mr. Abdul Rehman Harifal demadned from Provincial Government and Education Secretary that Girls/Boys Middle & High schools should be constructed in District Sherani for Educational upliftment in the area. He said schools scarcity creating hindrances for acquiring education. He said to mitigate educational gap in far flung areas Government should take practical steps towards the resolution of the matter.


Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 2


Teachers’ salaries should be increased to 100%


District Jhal-Magsi: District General Secretary of GTA Jhal-Magsi along with others demanded in joint statement from CM Balochistan that teachers’ salaries should be increased to 100% in forthcoming budget. They said bureaucrats & politicians salaries increased from 100% to 200% in previous budgets while teachers are wondering for their rights.


Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 6


NTS recruitments; Qilla Abdullah candidates still deprived of offer orders


District Chaman: The NTS pass aspirants are demonstrating in front of Chaman DC office, speaking to journalists that fifteen months have been passed, but yet teachers are awaiting for offer orders and facing financial crises which is injustice and violation of services rules. They said offer orders to Qilla Abdullah NTS pass teachers should be given as soon as possible.


Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=n-t-s.jpg


Many schools are dysfunctional in Hassanzai area: Molvi Muhammad Akram


District Chaman: The JUI leader, Mr. Molvi Muhammad Akram along with others said in joint statement that 06 schools are closed in Qilli Hassanzai area while Government is solely arranging seminars, walks and campaigns which are unprofitable and non practical steps.  He demanded to take notice of Educational decline.


Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 2


Educational foe elements should be eradicated from Balochistan University: BSF


District Quetta: The central spokesperson Baloch Student Front said in statement that their vision & mission is to spent all resources and energies over Educational development. He said students should focus on Education all the time. He applauded Balochistan University VC efforts for eradication of Educational foe elements. He demanded to black list candidates who are violating rules of university.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-04-2016/quetta/page2.asp


Most of the Balochistan educational instututions are prey of dilapidation: Ihsanullah


District Quetta: The unit President Insaf Student Federation Government science college Quetta, Mr. Ihsanullah Kakar said that most of Balochistan Educational institutions are prey of dilapidation. Most of primary  schools are being run by sole teachers while scholarships of students have been stopped and increase in fees has been shattered the hopes of both parents and students to keep continue Education.


Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 6


Education & Health issues augmented in Panjgoor: Haji Zahid Baloch


District Quetta: The Central Committee Member BNP, Mr. Haji Zahid Baloch said Education & health issues increased in Panjgoor, people are suffering due to unavailability of facilities and Government is in deep slumber. He said it is regrettable that Government is unable to tackle these two issues in its tenure. 


Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 3




EDO Education issues show cause notice


District Bahawalpur: The Executive District Officer-Education have issued the showcase notice to 43 Schools in all Districts and cancelled the registration of Schools not following the Government’s instruction regarding summer vacation.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-06/page- 08


Intermediate Part 1st  exams will start today


District Multan: Under the Multan Examination Board, Intermediate part 1st Examination, computer sciences papers will start today. Entry Of irrelevant persons is disallowed.


Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9


http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-06/page- 09 


Private school charging 3months fees in advance


District Bahawalpur: Parents of Students have told that various private Schools of Hasilpur, particularly Allied School charging 3 months fees in advance, which proved the negligence of Education Department.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-06/page- 08 


Primary School land grabbed by Gardawar


District Bahawalpur: Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Chanar (Gardawar) grabbed the School building during his service and shifted the school in faraway side. Students deprived from study and basic facilities. He grabbed the money of worth million rupees by changing the record from record registered .In response Mr. Nawaz denied all the allegations.


Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8 


Education Department’s instruction to close private academies


District Multan: Education Department issued the instruction; Private Academies should be closed in summer vacation in day timing. Strict action will be taken against those academies that will not follow the instruction and their registration could be canceled.


Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 3 


PEF partner school becomes a source of income


District: Punjab Education Foundation School has become a source of income, of Taba Sultan Pur, Government School’s Teacher approved the School by political influence and hire unemployed Metric  and under Metric youth as teacher on poor salary. They have requested Higher Authorities to take notice.


Complete Story: Daily Nayya Daur, Multan, Page No. 1


Teacher protest against the forced deduction from their salaries


District: Teachers protested against the Deputy District Education Officer, against the forced deduction of Rs.5000-10000 from their salaries. Teachers have decided to start Campaign and submit an application to Anti-corruption department to start investigation against Deputy District Education Officer.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-05/page- 8 


Post Graduate trainee will go for Higher Education in other countries


District Multan: Professor Dr. Zaffar Ullah, the President Collage of Physicians Surgeons Pakistan shared that agreement, has been signed between different countries that Post Graduate Trainee will go abroad for higher Education. He also ensured to resolve the issues of Post Graduate Trainees on priority bases.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-05/page- 8 


http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-05/page- 8


Ghost schools and schools without basic facilities


District Fort Manru: In Tribal Area Taman Laghari hundreds of schools are having lack of basic facilities which compel students to stay at home and take their livestock out for grazing. 119 schools established for boys, while only three for girls in addition from last seventy years no single school constructed for girls.


Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9


Rumors against closure of College


District Bahawalpur: The Girl Students of Government Elementary Teacher Training Collage shared with media that Government has planned to close the collage before completing the B.Ed Owners, which will put the students of B.Ed who have remained four semesters to complete the degree are at risk. They have requested the Higher Authorities to revert the decision.


Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9


Secretary Education Schools Punjab releases funds for the renovation of schools


District Rahim Yar Khan: The Secretary Education Schools Punjab released 3 billion 8.8 million rupees for construction and renovation of Schools in all over the Punjab for those building have declared as dangerous.


Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 3


Student's career is at risk due to misbehavior of clerk


District Rajanpur: The Career of Government Degree Collage’s Students is at risk, as few days past Mr. Naveed (clerk) refused to give admission forms, even at last day of admissions. Due to his behavior many girls got disappointed and left their studies. The Parents have appealed District Coordination Officer and DO Collages to conduct immediate inquiry against the clerk.


Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 13


Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.2


Private schools announced summer vacations in Ahmed Pur Lamma


District Rahim Yar Khan: Summer vacation announced in private Schools of Ahmed Pur Lamma from today.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-04/page- 02


Private schools demanded three month of fee’s in advance


District Bahawalpur: The Private Schools of Hasil Purr neglected Government’s order for not demanding 3 months fee in advance, while Students and staff have directed by the management to come in color dresses till summer vacations circular. Parents and social Workers have demanded Higher Authorities to Precede action against those institutions that are taking lump sum 3 months fees and not closing Schools.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-04/page- 11


More than 21 Billion of Education budget is allocated for Higher Education


District Islamabad: Fund for Higher Education sanction in billions Development Budget year 2016-17 has been announced yesterday. The Government has allocated more than 21 billion allocated for Higher Education, which would be utilize  for Information Technology Parks ,Computerized Urdu Dictionary and recording, Arts Auditorium  and new universities  for Students in all over Pakistan.


Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, page No. 1


Primary School consists of 5 students


District Bahawalpur: Poor Education system has been witnessed in the Government Primary School Chak 38 DNB, where only five of students are enrolled in school with only two teachers affecting the standard of education for enrolled students. Teachers are not justifying their service and the Residents of the area demanded to Higher Authorities for accountability of said teachers.


Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.11


Influential persons garbs the school building


District Muzaffargarh: The Building of Primary Schools Sultan purr Basti Lodhran is grabbed by Influential Persons and condition of building is also very dangerous. Teachers Mr. Rana Dilshad and Mr. Munir Bhatti shared that school building is grabbed by Influential persons and they also torched us on highlighting.


Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.11


Prize Distribution Ceremony in honor of position holders


District Dera Ghazi Khan: A Prize Distribution Ceremony under Chief Minister Arts Competition program was organized in Government Women Collage Dera Ghazi Khan. After awarding medals to the position holders MPA Ms. Najma Arshad shared that by keeping focus on electricity issues Punjab Government has started to shift all Educational Institutes by Solar System.


Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.9


Demand for the restoration of girl’s School


District Khanewal: The building of a Government Primary School of Chak 701/10R in Jahania has completely closed by the political influence and support of Deputy District Officer. Due to this girls have to go far away for the sake of Knowledge. While empty building of the said School have become the favorite place of Drug addicted. The citizens have demanded Commissioner Multan and DCO Khanewal for the restoration of Girls School.


Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.1




Rally against the unavailability of Library


District Khairpur Mirs: Aspirants of reading organized a rally against the unavailability of Library in Gambat, demanding from Deputy Commissioner Khairpur to establish a library for them.


Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130400835&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160606


Protest for the construction of Public Library


District Qamber Shahdadkot: The National Students Federation from Nasirabad held protest against the Town Officer, on not providing Public Library to them.


Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-06/news/page3/1%20(3).htm


Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 5


Daily Ibrat, Page No. 5


Protest against the non-completion of govt. school construction work


District Dadu: The residents of village Haji Hashim Muradani Lund protested against the non-completion of the construction work of Government Primary School.


Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 3


Regional Director suspends five employees


District Ghotki: The Regional Director Sukkur Division, Mr. Abdul Bari Inder has suspended the five employees of Daharki Degree College. The suspended employees took out protest, declaring that they were fired without any reason.


Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-05/news/page2/1%20(20).htm


Rally against the contractor on usage of substandard material in construction work


District Qamber Shahdadkot: The members of Jeay Sindh Students Federation and Jeay Sindh Latif Sangat held a rally against the contractor on using substandard material in the construction work of Government High School Nasirabad.


Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-05/news/page3/1%20(2).htm


Daily Ibrat, Page No. 5


Student’s protests against the violation in scholarship stipend


District Badin: The Girls Students from Matli stood against the violation in Scholarship stipend.


Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Page No. 5


12 employees of District Officer Education absent


District Nawabshah: The District Chief Monitoring Officer, Mr. Abdullah Dahiri raided on the Offices of DO Male and Female and checked attendance. 12 employees were absent from both offices.


Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130400235&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160604


Protest against the usage of substandard material in construction work


District Qamber Shahdadkot: The JSSF members continued protest strike against contractor, on using substandard material in the construction work of Government High School Nasirabad.


Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-06-04/news/page3/1%20(21).htm